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Entries from October 2009

New Ritchey saddles – the Biomax and the Streem carbon

October 30th, 2009 · No Comments

Ritchey are one of our favourite component manufacturers and can now boast the Road and MTB World Championships through their riders Cadel Evans and Nino Schurter.  They have just released details on two new saddles.  First up is the WCS Biomax which we have been testing for a while now.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews · Road cycling · Tech

Danny MacAskill Volkswagen ad

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Danny MacAskill, the Scottish Internet trials sensation has begun cashing in on his fame, most notably with the new Volkswagen ad.  Check it out below.

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Tags: General commentary · Video

Trailquest Winter League 2009

October 29th, 2009 · No Comments

Dromara Cycling Club are organising a Winter Trailquest league due to kick off on the 8th of November.  Trailquest is orienteering on a bike and it is up to the riders to decide their route, collecting as many checkpoints as they can within a time frame.

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Review – Icebreaker Chase Beanie

October 28th, 2009 · No Comments

On these cold winter evenings, your helmet may not offer the best form of insulation against the frigid air, especially when barrelling downhill at 40kmph.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Reviews · Road cycling

On test – Bontrager RL MTB shoes

October 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments

The post man has been busy bringing in our Autumn/Winter review kit and one of the more interesting packages contained these mountain bike shoes from Trek subsidiary Bontrager.

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Tags: Cross country · Mountain biking · Tech

Ireland to host Masters European Champs in 2011 & 2015

October 24th, 2009 · No Comments

News has just reached us that Ireland will host the Masters European Championships in both DH & XC in 2011 & 2015 and if that was not enough we also have the European Elite Marathon Champs in 2014.

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

The Atherton Project Ep.11 Schladming

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Returning from a difficult World Champs the team head to Schladming for the last round of the World Cup and Rachel is finally back on a bike.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup

Cycle Inn rider to compete at Red Bull Road Rage Switzerland

October 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

Cycle Inn rider and Red Bull Road Rage participant Janos Kohler has been selected to race at the Swiss event on the 24th October.

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Tags: Downhill · General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing

Eurobike part 4

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Back to Germany for more new 2010 products.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Tech

On test – Fox Flux helmet

October 19th, 2009 · No Comments

Ireland’s only authorised Fox Racing Shox service centre, OC Tuning have just started stocking Fox clothing. The Fox companies are run by two brothers and while they are separate businesses they complement each other really well.  We will be putting a number of pieces through their paces but first up is this smart helmet, the [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Tech

OC Tuning 1st birthday competition

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments

To celebrate the one year anniversary of the opening of Ireland’s only Fox authorised service centre, OC Tuning are running a competition with some great prizes.

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Tags: General commentary

Race across the sky trailer

October 16th, 2009 · No Comments

The Leadville 100 is one of the classic endurance MTB races, held annually in Colorado since 1994.

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing · Video

Tour de France 2010

October 15th, 2009 · No Comments

Wednesday saw the launch of the route for the 2010 edition of the Tour de France.  In attendance were two previous race winners Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong along with sprint sensation Mark Cavendish. The route runs in reverse to last year as per usual with the Pyrenees coming after the Alps.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

The Atherton Project, Ep.10 World Champs

October 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Amid huge pressue the Atherton boys show up at the World Champs looking to hold on to one World Championship jersey and add another to the collection but not all goes to plan…

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Video · World Champs

Offroad Commission 2009 XC report

October 13th, 2009 · No Comments

It was a busy weekend for mountain biking with Irish riders contesting events across Europe at the last gasps of the racing season.  In Ireland the weekend saw the Annual General Meetings of Cycling Ireland and the Off Road Commission.  The Commission has been working tirelessly all year to improve the sport in this country.  [...]

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Tags: Cross country · Downhill · Mountain biking · Racing · Tech

Eurobike Part 3

October 8th, 2009 · No Comments

Back to the halls of Friedrichshafen in Germany for the best new products for 2010.

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Tags: Mountain biking · Road cycling · Tech

Relentless 24 this weekend

October 7th, 2009 · No Comments

At a loss for something to do this weekend?  Racing season over but you wish it wasn’t?  Relentless is a 24 hour race with a difference, not many courses can claim to utilise a World Championship and multiple World Cup course but this one does.

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Tags: Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

K-Cup Round 3 results

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Over the weekend the final round of the K-Cup took place around Kippure house.  The series has been a great success with large fields lining up for an XC race with a difference.

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Tags: Cross country · Endurance events · Mountain biking · Racing

Off Road Commission AGM 2009

October 6th, 2009 · No Comments

The Off Road Commission wing of Cycling Ireland which runs the sport in Ireland will hold it’s Annual General Meeting this Saturday the 10th of October in Cavan town.  The Commission is responsible for approving venues for the NPS series to name but one function and is hoping to build on a great 2009 season [...]

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Tags: General commentary · Mountain biking · Racing · Uncategorized

Radioshack looking strong for 2010

October 5th, 2009 · No Comments

As the 2009 road racing season draws to a close, Lance Armstrong has been busy contracting riders to his new Radioshack squad.

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Tags: Racing · Road cycling · Tour de France

Chest eye view of Schladming DH World Cup course

October 1st, 2009 · No Comments

On Sunday the 20th of September the final round of the 2009 World Cup Mountain bike series took place in Schladming, Austria.  Riding in the Downhill was Irish rider Ben Reid and here we have a video of Ben practising the course while wearing a chest cam.

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Tags: Downhill · Mountain biking · Video · World Cup